We’ve answered some of the more commonly asked questions for your convenience below. We’ve also provided a list of our press, affiliations and list of photographers utilized on this website.

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Facilities FAQ

How long do I have use of the facility?

4 hours when there will be just a reception and 5 hours when there will be a wedding and reception.

Can I visit the Crest Center without an appointment?

Yes on Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. On Saturday you must have an appointment.

What is included with the facility rental?

Crest Center- tables, black chairs, white linens, china, glassware, silverware, set-up and break down.

Pavilion – tables, white chairs, white linens, china, glassware, silverware, stage, set-up and break down.

What hotels are nearby?

We are only 4.5 miles from Downtown Asheville where you will find a multitude of lodging facilities. The closest hotel is the Crowne Plaza which is 2 miles away. Click here to review our accommodations map.

Is the facility handicapped accessible?


How is parking handled?

Parking is on a first come first serve basis. When we are holding 2 events at the same time, attendants will be available to direct the cars.

How many seats?

The Crest Center can hold 200 people in the Main Hall and 265 people when the Mezzanine level is also used. The pavilion can hold a total of 500 people if there is no dance floor or buffets.


Is security required?

If alcohol is served there needs to be one security guard for every 200 people.

Do you check IDs?


Can I provide my own wine? Champagne? Beer kegs or bottles? Mixed drinks?

You may bring in your own wine for an $8 per 750 ml bottle corkage fee. You may also provide your own champagne with the same corkage fee.

A toast pour from a champagne bottle will give you about 10 pours per bottle.

We must provide all beer and liquor.

Can I limit the amount of alcohol?


What beers are available?

We have Carolina Blonde, Yuengling, Highland Gaelic Ale and Coors Light kegs but can get you any variety of bottled beers. If you decide to pre purchase kegs, we can try and get any style of keg you wish.

Catering FAQ

Is outside catering allowed?


Can I arrange to taste the food?

Yes. We are happy to offer a food tasting to those clients who are trying to decide between menu options. When choosing items you would like to taste, please take in consideration that not all menu items can be served for individuals. For example, a beef tenderloin carving station, pasta station, harvest table, etc. We pride ourselves in catering large events therefore, when developing the menus we chose items that are functional for large groups. This means most items on our menus can not be showcased for individuals in the same way it will be presented at your event. We understand how important it is to be assured the food is excellent, that is why we offer References. We have an abundance of previous clients that are thrilled to discuss their experience with our catering. Ask your Event Specialist for the Reference Contact Information.

If you still feel you need to have a tasting the policies are as follows: We must have 3 weeks notice, a signed policy sheet and deposit. A Food Tasting may ONLY take place Monday-Thursday; from 11:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. (We are very busy on the weekend with actual events and must have our focus on the events at hand).There is a $150 charge (plus tax) for a maximum of 4 guests to taste 2 meat selections, 2 sides and 3 hors d’oeuvres. Anything other than this will result in a per entrée price for each additional person. Once you make your selections the sales representative will okay the tasting and provide you with a detailed form showing your food selections. We must receive payment prior to the client’s departure on the day of the tasting. We accept checks, cash, and credit card (not AMEX).

There is also a “Chef’s Choice Lunch” that we can prepare at no charge to you. We do not guarantee that you will be tasting any items on your quote but, you will get a great idea of how incredible the chef is.

When is the final count due?

14 days prior to the event.

Are vegetarian/dietary restrictive meals available?


When are final menu selections due?

1 month prior to the event.

Is there children’s pricing available?


Photo Credits

We are very grateful to these talented photographers who have allowed us to use their images on our website.